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The Message Study Bible: Capturing the Notes and Reflections of Eugene H. Peterson Hardcover – January 19, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2080 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (January 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617471798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617471797
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

When author and pastor Eugene H. Peterson created The Message, he took the colloquial quality of the ancient Hebrew and Greek original text and put it into the American English language that people use in their workplaces and around the house. What makes The Message a unique translation of choice is it is written in verse-numbered paragraphs in a single-column format, making it like a novel. Passages that seem familiar will come alive with The Message.

The Message Study Bible combines this best-selling contemporary translation with personal insights from Peterson’s lifetime of studying the Word. With 640 study notes from his writings and sermons, contemplative readings and prayers, and a unique “Reading the Scriptures” essay, this study Bible gives readers a new appreciation for God’s Word.

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Features:

• 640 notes from the writings and sermons of Eugene H. Peterson
• A topical concordance on eighty different subject matters
• Contemplative readings and prayers throughout the text
• Peterson's introductory essay “Reading the Scriptures”
• A comprehensive bibliography of Peterson’s writings
• Peterson's biography and the complete list of translation consultants for The Message
• Blank pages for personal notes and reflections
• Verse-numbered, single-column format, making The Message a true reading Bible

About the Author

EUGENE H. PETERSON is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than thirty-four books (not including The Message). He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eugene also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for twenty-nine years. After teaching at a seminary, he created The Message, a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today's readers like no other.

It took Peterson ten years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew and Greek texts to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of the English spoken every day on the streets. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.

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Peterson, now retired, was for many years James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. In addition to his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message (NavPress), he has written many other books.

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Easy to read and understand.
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I'm on my second time of reading this completely through, cover to cover, and just as pleased as I was the first time I read it through.
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I love reading & studying with The Message Bible as a companion Bible with other translations.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Klemensachs on July 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Abstract: The Message Bible, amended with reflective insertions from Peterson's writings. More a guidance for spiritual reading than a "study bible". It does not contain cross-references or word translation remarks or historical background as you would expect from a study bible. Like the translation itself, it is purpose-oriented, helping you to find God speaking to you and to respond to it. Nearly the same edition has been offered earlier as "Conversations Bible-MS".

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***** Translator's remarks
* Typical study resources
**** Overall quality

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I love reading the Bible and finding new colors by reading English translations even though my mother tongue is German and I have read through many of the german translations. I learned to appreciate the clarity of the NLT and the olden beauty of King James Version (and I also tried ESV and NIV). But my first encounter with The Message was overwhelming: Never in my life I read such a lively, transparent, intelligible and though fully authentic translation!

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Eugene Petersons unique Intros are really great and helpful - be a starter or an old hand! Peterson briefly explains the focus of every biblical book at the beginning, opening one's mind for aspects you might never have discovered, and at the same time making you keen to go on and start reading that Bible book yourself. Only one disadvantage for a German like me: You MUST be comfortable with reading in English language and even then might need a dictionary for this rich treasury of words. Still, I am sure such words are not new for you because they are ancient and out of use. Even though he is a child of the 1930's, Peterson is quite a contemporary writer.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Brown on January 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This Bible seems to be a remake of Peterson's Message published in the early 2000s, called "Conversations: The Message with its Translator." I love this Bible! I Appreciate The Message, and it's easy-to-read, yet biblically accurate style. And I love the writings of Eugene Peterson! These are inserted throughout this Bible where they "fit". In some areas, contemplative readings, questions and prayers are inserted after portions of text. These are wonderful and thought – provoking. The book introductions and other added notes are great as well. I'm on my second time of reading this completely through, cover to cover, and just as pleased as I was the first time I read it through.

I am not new to reading the Bible. I have read and taught the Bible for over 40 years. This book brings new freshness to what I already know, and I've given it to several people as gifts. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nayuki-chan on May 1, 2014
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When I happened to forget my bible at a friend's house one weekend, he suggested that I read The Message through my bible app until I could get it back. I really dislike reading on a screen, so I bought this version, hoping that the commentary, notes, and reflections from the author would help me get into the right mindset of reading The Message. I'm almost completely satisfied with this purchase.

Size: This book is big and heavy. If you're looking for a version of the Message to take with you to church, this ISN'T it.

Quality: The book seems well put together, and lays flat very easily when opened. The paper, however, is /extremely/ thin and borders on transparent. I'm a big highlighter, and after trying to highlight one phrase I instantly regretted it-- bled through to the other side and nearly onto the following page. If you're going to mark up this book, pencil is likely your only option. In most cases, this would be enough to upset me, but the thing about the Message is that, contrary to the term 'Study Bible', it's really meant to be read like a novel.

What's Inside: The Message. For every book in the Message there is an introduction. Having just started reading through it, I can say that the introduction to The Books of Moses (right before Genesis) was actually pretty eye-opening, so I'm hopeful for the others as well. Throughout the chapters are smaller sections where the author has written down their notes, thoughts, or suggestions for theme contemplation found in other parts of the bible. The notes so far have been a hit and miss with me-- some of them put a spin on a section I wouldn't have thought much of prior, while others just feel a bit repetitive. Fast forward to the end of the The Message and you come across a section titled 'Topical Concordance'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By REV NICHOLAS FRANCO on October 22, 2013
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After reading the Pastor by Eugene Peterson, I gained a new appreciation for The Message and his purpose for writing it. This Study version gives us Eugene's personal notes along the way as well adding insight and clarity. The text is large enough for comfortable reading and the personal notes are set in a different font to distinguish from the biblical text. Construction is fine with one ribbon marker and a hard cover. Verse numbers at the margin of paragraphs helps to find and cite passages accurately. Overall a great book. I love my copy and am using it more and more for teaching bible studies as well as preaching.
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